Amendments for SB22-177

Senate Journal, April 26
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-177 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 19 and 20 and substitute:

"SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend as amended by
House Bill 22-1278 27-60-204 as follows:".

Page 3, lines 22 and 23, strike "state department BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
ADMINISTRATION," and substitute "BHA,".

Page 4, strike line 8 and substitute:

"(b) The BHA".

Page 4, strike line 24 and substitute:

"(d) The BHA".

Page 5, lines 5 and 6, strike "behavioral health administration established in
section 27-60-203. THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION" and substitute
"BHA. THE BHA".

Page 6, line 5, after "27-64-103," insert "911 DISPATCHERS, BHA CARE
COORDINATORS AND NAVIGATORS,".

Page 6, line 12, strike "AND".

Page 6, line 15, strike "INFRASTRUCTURE." and substitute "INFRASTRUCTURE;
AND".

Page 6, after line 15 insert:

"(e) ENSURE THE 988 CRISIS HOTLINE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
ARTICLE 64 OF THIS TITLE 27:
(I) RESPONDS TO ANYONE EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH OR
SUBSTANCE USE CRISIS;
(II) DOCUMENTS REFERRALS AND TRANSFERS OF CARE OF PERSONS WITH
ONE OR MORE COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUCH AS CARE
COORDINATION AND CARE NAVIGATION SERVICES; AND
(III) INCLUDES CONNECTIONS TO:
(A) THE FORTHCOMING COLORADO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCE
NAVIGATION SYSTEM, WHICH MORE QUICKLY LINKS INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS WITH
AVAILABLE SERVICES;
(B) THE STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL CARE COORDINATION SYSTEM;
(C) PEER SUPPORT SERVICES; AND
(D) THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEM CREATED
PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-60-103.".

Page 6, line 25, after"NAVIGATORS" insert "AND COORDINATORS".

Page 7, after line 19 insert:

"(6) BEGINNING JANUARY 2025, AND EACH JANUARY THEREAFTER, THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING SHALL ASSESS THE CARE
COORDINATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY MANAGED CARE ENTITIES AND PROVIDE
A REPORT AS PART OF ITS "STATE MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE,
RESPONSIVE, AND TRANSPARENT (SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT" HEARING
REQUIRED BY SECTION 2-7-203. AT A MINIMUM, THE REPORT MUST INCLUDE:
(a) THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED BY EACH MANAGED CARE
ENTITY THROUGH CARE COORDINATION;
(b) DATA ON CARE COORDINATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY EACH
MANAGED CARE ENTITY, INCLUDING FOLLOW-UP CONTACTS TO ENSURE CLIENTS
WERE CONNECTED TO SERVICES;
(c) DATA ON EFFORTS MADE TO RECONNECT WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT
DID NOT INITIALLY FOLLOW THROUGH ON CARE COORDINATION SERVICES; AND
(d) DATA ON REFERRALS TO COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES AND
FOLLOW-UP SERVICES BY EACH MANAGED CARE ENTITY FOR INDIVIDUALS
SERVED THROUGH CARE COORDINATION SERVICES.".

Renumber succeeding subsections accordingly.

Page 8, line 5, strike "(7)" and substitute "(8)".

Strike "BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION" and substitute "BHA" on: Page
5, lines 12 and 25; Page 6, line 3; Page 7, lines 18 and 19, and 20; and Page 8,
line 3.


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Human
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Senate Journal, April 28
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB22-177 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend printed bill, page 8, after line 5 insert:

"SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year,
$12,200,000 is appropriated to the department of human services for use by the
behavioral health administration. This appropriation is from the behavioral and
mental health cash fund created in section 24-75-230 (2)(a), C.R.S., and is of
money the state received from the federal coronavirus state fiscal recovery fund.
The administration may use this appropriation for care coordination
infrastructure. Any money appropriated in this section not expended prior to
July 1, 2023, is further appropriated to the administration from July 1, 2023,
through December 30, 2024, for the same purpose. These appropriations are
based on the assumption that the administration will require 3.0 FTE in the
2022-23 state fiscal year and 3.0 FTE in the 2023-24 state fiscal year to
implement this act.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 1, line 102, strike "INFRASTRUCTURE." and substitute "INFRASTRUCTURE,
AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


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